@Sirspuddington – Each car has stats for dry pace, wet pace, race speed, qualifying speed, race speed and reliability. Each driver also has stats, which they choose to allocate into those attributes. These are then added together during a race ‘weekend’, added to a randomly generated number, which then gives us the order of who is first, second, third etc. The random number chosen can be anywhere from 1-20, which can give a lot of scope to where you are placed. We generate the results of FP1 and FP2 based upon a team’s and drivers dry or wet pace, combined with a random number. The results of FP1 determine a boost of race speed during Race updates 3 and 4, and FP2 results give boosts to qualifying performance.
Favourite tracks also come into play, by giving those drivers a boost all throughout that race ‘weekend’, and also the chosen tyres will come into play as well. Firestone have 9 randomly selected tracks which give a boost in performance to those ‘hot’ tracks, whereas Pirelli will have a different 9. Goodyear will get a boost on any track where the weather is light rain, and Bridgestone in heavy rain conditions.
Weather is determined on how frequently rain can effect a track (for example, you’re more likely to see rain at Silverstone than Abu Dhabi), and if a track has 10%, then a random number will be generated for each of the sessions to determine whether it will rain, and how if it does rain, how heavy or light the rain is.
Any other questions, just let me know :)